Saturday, November 29, 2008

My Giving Thanks List

Following Leah's good example, I'm putting my list into a blog post so that I'll know what I shared and it will be here to find. Thanks, Leah!

My Giving Thanks List

1. The Love of God
2. The gift of a wonderful husband
3. A family that includes parents, a grandmother, a daughter, a son, a daughter-in-law, two delightful grands, a sister, two nieces, and all of John's family, too...
4. The privilege of voting
5. A warm bed
6. Chipping away at a task really does work
7. Skillful doctors
8. Quiet, rainy Saturdays
9. Quiet, rainy Sundays
10. Waiting on the Lord
11. For all those who have served in the armed forces
12. Sunny Days and Moonlit Nights
13. Heating Oil
14. Pets, especially cats...
15. Sweet little surprises
16. Hot coffee
17. hobbies
18. Good advice
19. Fun
20. gum
21. Fresh air
22. Leisurely Saturday mornings
23. Enough
24. pumpkin frost
25. The first snow
26. Helpers
27. Laughter
28. Plenty
29. New fallen snow
30. You! ♥

Friday, November 28, 2008

An After Thanksgiving Picture Story

Gotta get busy as we're doing it all over again at six tonight!

Hope that you all had a wonderful holiday and enjoy those leftovers.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Been saving this beautiful Thanksgiving card from Kari to wish you Happy Thanksgiving says it all. Many blessings to you and yours on this Thanksgiving Day! I am richly blessed by your friendships.

To everyone else...Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A New Winner

Nancy of My Crafty Little Page is the new winner! Thanks, Nancy! I have your addy and I'll send it along today.

God bless those who are making preparations for Thanksgiving. I know how crazy busy you all are! Speaking of which...

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So here's my table all set and ready for tomorrow...

(Imagine a Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Table.)

What? You don't believe me?! Shoot! Since Martha started labeling all her photos, I just can't get away with these tricks anymore.

Okay, so here's my table with its painter cloths as tablecloths, the gold and silver chargers, the nametags, and the runner created from a four yard length of cheap cloth. Oh, and those are my 67 cent pumpkins.

Did you happen to notice the napkins? I've driven myself crazy looking for napkins and finally settled on these...cheapo!

No, we don't have a table that large. John was able to create a surface using quarter inch luan plywood; he even rounded the corners. It's going to be very nice having the family all seated together at one large table.

Wishing you lots of fun as you bake, cook, and clean your way through Thanksgiving Eve!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Time Keeps Slipping Away

Thanksgiving is coming in just two days. Two?!! I think I'll just keel over now. Time is definitely running out and I'm beginning to run around like the proverbial chicken with her head cut off. Now that really is an unfortunate simile given the holiday. ;>

Let's see, the silver has been cleaned.

Its case has been fixed.

The painter cloths that I'll be using for tablecloths are in the washer. (Yes, I did make those drapes and they came out great. I may become the painter cloth queen if I keep coming up with things to do with them.)

The china still needs washing; the house still needs cleaning; the baking still needs doing; and I'm sure that I'm forgetting something. Oh, but I didn't forget the turkey as that's been thawing since Saturday. Yes, of course, in the refrigerator!

Speaking of time running out...CurtissAnn, where are you? If this winner doesn't come forward by seven tonight EST, I'll be drawing another name. Joy, your package is on its way!

Hoping that this evening I'll be able to sit down, put my feet up, and have the time to enjoy a relaxing moment. Hope that you all do, too!

Monday, November 24, 2008


Now what? You never know what I'm going to have that man up to next. Poor guy was up and down the ladder so many times getting that hornet nest in just the right spot.

He even had to take a nap.

(Oh yes! We made sure that nobody was home.)

He had just enough energy to play "The Hand." :D

Congratulations to Joy of Books and Life and to CurtissAnn who doesn't yet have a blog. Ladies, please get in touch via my email addy located in my profile with all pertinent information and I'll send your sweet smelling prizes right along. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Oh, thought you'd like to see where that nest landed in the end...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Psalm 136:26

My Personal Bible